Hi there, been trying to crack this for the past couple of days, but just cant figure it out. First let me give you a run dfown of the exact setup as this seems to me to be an integral part of the problem.
2 PC's connected to BT HH3, one running a Hamachi Server, the other connected to it. Hamachi shows that it is connected with green lights and shows a "direct" connection over UDP.
Now this setup does not allow me to see a game created on the host PC, however if I connect the client to another network (like a teather on my phone, or to BT openzone) then Hamachi connects in the same way but this time I can see the game in AOE.
So the problem lies somwhere in both PC's being connected to the same hub/internet source. I have tried fiddling with a few settings but I am working off a very ameteur knowledge and simply cant get this working.
I have tried placing the host in the DMZ of the router and also port forwarding all the neccessary ports on the client PC, but this makes no difference to the above, so I have since un-done this.
My thinking was to somehow convince one of the PC's that it was connecting to a different network when it was infact connecting to the same network, but im not even sure if this is possible, or if its the right train of thought.
If anyone has any ideas of how to get this up and running I would be super grateful.
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I found I also couldnt see the active LAN game when all the Hamachi settings where set up correctly. However it worked when I tried to connect directly using the IP of the hosts Hamachi IP (which should be on the top of his Host Game screen)
I know this isnt a fix to the problem you said, but it still lets you get a game up and running.
If you're having trouble connecting to an Age of Empires (AOE) network game or casino games like Vpower777 over Hamachi and can't see the game, even though you've ruled out the usual problems, here are some troubleshooting steps to try:
Check Hamachi Connection: Make sure that you and your friends are all connected to the same Hamachi network. Ensure that Hamachi is running and that there are no connectivity issues within Hamachi itself.
Firewall and Antivirus: Sometimes, your firewall or antivirus software can block the game or Hamachi from connecting. Make sure to create exceptions in your firewall for both Hamachi and the game you're playing.
IP Settings: Verify that your Hamachi network adapter is at the top of the adapter priority list. To do this, go to Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings. Make sure Hamachi is at the top.
Game Version Compatibility: Ensure that all players in the network are using the same version of the game. Mismatched game versions can cause connectivity issues.
Game Settings: Double-check the game settings. Make sure the game is set to use the Hamachi IP address for multiplayer, and that the host has correctly set up the game lobby.
Router Settings: If you're the host, you may need to forward ports on your router. For AOE2, you usually need to forward ports 2300-2400 and 47624. Consult your router's documentation for instructions on how to do this.
Host vs. Client: If you're the client, make sure you're entering the host's Hamachi IP address correctly when trying to connect to the game.
Host's Hamachi IP: The host should make sure their Hamachi network adapter is enabled and that they're using their Hamachi IP when hosting the game.
Hamachi Network Capacity: Be aware that Hamachi has network capacity limits depending on the subscription type (free or paid). If you've reached the capacity, you won't be able to add more players to your network.
Network Lag: Sometimes, network lag can be a problem, causing delays or preventing the game from appearing in the lobby. Test your network connection and check for any issues there.
Hamachi Reinstall: If nothing else works, try uninstalling and reinstalling Hamachi. Sometimes, corrupted Hamachi installations can cause issues.
VPN Interference: If you're using other VPN or network software, it might be conflicting with Hamachi. Try disabling other VPN or network-related software temporarily to see if it resolves the issue.
Game Mods: If you're using mods, ensure that everyone has the same mods installed and that they are compatible with the game version you're playing.
If none of these steps solve the issue, it could be a more specific problem with your setup or network configuration. In that case, you may need to consult with other players in the network, the game's support forums, or your network administrator for further assistance.